Saturday, March 05, 2016

Fee Increases / Pay Wall Re 'Mandatory Declassification' Reversed; Vocal Opponents Successful

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Fee Increases / Pay Wall Re 'Mandatory Declassification' Reversed; Vocal Opponents Successful

ODNI Will Revise Declassification Fee Policy

     In response to criticism of the hefty fees that could be charged to public requesters in its new Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) rule, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has agreed to modify the rule.

The revised rule will adopt the more flexible and forgiving approach used in ODNI’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program.
Steven Aftergood
Secrecy News
3-4-16

“We will pull back the MDR rule and swap out the fee structure there for the fee structure in the FOIA policy,” said Jennifer Hudson, director of the ODNI Information Management Division. [...]



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